LI Sha

Associate Professor

Email: lishaha@shsmu.edu.cn

Research interests: Nutrition and food safety


  • Dr. Li graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 2018 and continued her postdoctoral research at the University of Hong Kong before joining the School of Public Health of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in January 2021. Her main research interests are exploring the intervention effects and mechanisms of medicinal and food plants on alcoholic liver disease and metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, especially focusing on the regulation of immunity and intestinal flora in metabolic diseases. She has published papers on international peer-review  journals such as Clinical and Translational Medicine, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, Frontiers in Immunology, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, and Food & Function, of which 2 were selected as the top 1% highly cited papers in ESI. The total number of citations of the paper exceeds 6000, and the individual H-index is 40. She was awarded as Highly   Cited Researcher 2021 by Clarivate.


  • Li Sha, Wang Ning, Tan Hor-Yue, Chueng Fan, Zhang Zhang-jin, Yuen Man-Fung, Feng Yibin*. Modulation of Gut Microbiota Mediates Berberine-Induced Expansion of Immuno-suppressive Cells to Against Alcoholic Liver Disease. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 2020:08-13. (IF: 11.492)

  • Li Sha, Guo Wei, Lau Winnie, Zhang H, Zhan Zhongqun, Wang Xiaonan, Wang Hui. The association of garlic intake and cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022 Mar 29:1-19. (IF: 11.176)

  • Li Sha, Wang Ning, Tan Hor-Yue, Hong Ming, Yuen Man-Fung, Li Huabin, Feng Yibin*. Expansion of Granulocytic, Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Response to Ethanol-Induced Acute Liver Damage. Frontiers in Immunology, 2018. Volume 9, Article Number: 1524. (IF: 7.56)

  • Meng Xiao, Li Ya, Li Sha*, Gan Ren-You, Li Hua-Bin*. Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Chemical-Induced Liver Injuries. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 2018. Volume: 17, Issue: 2, Pages: 472-495. (IF: 12.811)

  • Li Sha, Tan Hor-Yue, Wang Ning, Feng Yigang, Wang Xuanbin, Feng Yibin*. Recent Insights into the Role of Immune Cells in Alcoholic Liver Disease. Frontiers in Immunology, 2019. Volume: 10, Article Number: 1328. (IF: 7.56)

  • Li Sha, Cheng Chien Shan, Zhang Cheng, Tang GuoYi, Tan HorYue, Chen HaiYong, Wang Ning, Lai AY, Feng Y. Edible and Herbal Plants for the Prevention and Management of COVID-19. Front Pharmacol. 2021 Apr 28;12:656103. (IF: 5.811)

  • Li Sha#, So Tsz Him#, Tang Guoyi, Tan HorYue, Wang Ning, Ng Bacon Fung Leung, Chan Chris Kam Wa, Yu Edwin Chau-Leung, Feng Yibin*. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Reducing Chemotherapy-Associated Side-Effects in Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Front Oncology. 2020 Dec 9;10:599073. (IF: 6.244)

  • Li Sha, Tan Hor Yue, Wang Ning, Cheung Fan, Hong Ming, Feng Yibin*. The Potential and Action Mechanism of Polyphenols in the Treatment of Liver Diseases. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018. Volume: 2018, Article Number: 8394818. (IF: 6.543)

  • Meng Xiao#, Li Sha#, Li Ya, Gan Ren-You, Li Hua-Bin*. Gut Microbiota's Relationship with Liver Disease and Role in Hepatoprotection by Dietary Natural Products and Probiotics. Nutrients, 2018. Volume: 10, Issue: 10, Article Number: 1457. (IF: 5.719)

  • Li Sha, Hong Ming, Tan Hor-Yue, Wang Ning, Feng Yibin*. Insights into the Role and Interdependence of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Liver Diseases. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016. Volume: 2016, Article Number: 4234061. (IF: 6.543)